A Beautiful Star of
Hokkaido, Nagano, Yamanashi and Okayama.
All known for producing beautiful wine by making the best of Japan’s beautiful natural climate.
It is the passion and dedication of winemakers that helps bring out the unique character
of the grapes to make for a smooth and balanced flavor.
It offers a high quality and richness that satisfies the sensibilities of Japanese in search of beauty.
The name given to this wine is Grande Polaire, from the French Grande,
meaning “great” and Polaire, meaning “the North Star.”
This peerless star of Japanese wine is an expression of the beauty of Japan.
This world-class, beautiful Premium Grande Polaire shall weave
a new history for Japanese wine.
Japanese dry white wine that pairs well with Japanese cuisine
By fermenting fruit juice slowly at a low temperature, we drew out the rich aroma of the grapes, while the sediment allows it to continue ageing, adding depth and crispness. This dry wine features the characteristic fruity aroma of Koshu grapes and a gentle acidity.
A red wine with a pleasing berry aroma and lingering finish
Not far from the Chikuma River, Sapporo’s own Furusato Vineyard, opened in 1975 in the Asakawa River basin, where lush natural scenery still remains. The Nagano Furusato Vineyard Merlot has an enjoyable scent of berries, coffee and cocoa, with soft tannins and a lingering finish. This is a mild wine with a well-balanced bouquet owing to its barrel-aged fragrance.
A wine made with all of our dedication in the type of land
we have been seeking
Our search for the perfect land and climate for wine grape cultivation brought us to the Azuminoikeda Vineyard. It sits atop a hill with a cool, windy climate an average elevation of 580 meters. Its wine features an aroma that has hints of white plum and boxtree shoots and a satisfying acidity. Its aftertaste, with a bitterness reminiscent of citrus peel, expands pleasantly bringing a fitting sense of completeness.
Uses the highest quality Cabernet Sauvignon from our own vineyards
Not far from the Chikuma River, Sapporo’s own Furusato Vineyard, opened in 1975 in the Asakawa River basin, where lush natural scenery still remains. The Nagano Furusato Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of cassis and raspberry for a bouquet that hints at vanilla and chocolate. Enjoy the perfectly aged fine tannins.
A locally produced Pinot Noir with a clean acidity made in the wonderful town of Yoichi
The grapes from the limited production of the single vineyard at Hirotsu Vineyard in Yoichi, Hokkaido are used to create a charming pinot noir with a unique fruitiness and clean acidity. The highlight of this wine is its gentle tannin and smooth, velvety aftertaste and its fragrance reminiscent of violets or strawberries. It offers a gentle, calming taste of which you will never tire.
A rich mellowness with a soft bouquet
Fully aged Muscat Bailey A are carefully selected from the co-op contract cultivated fields of Ibara, Okayama, and after they are slowly fermented, they are gently juiced and barrel-aged. This wine stands out for its round texture, soft bouquet and robust fruity flavor.
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The beautiful natural features of Japan are
interwoven to create beautiful Japanese wine
Our beautiful wine is made using beautiful grapes grown in the beautiful nature of Japan. Grande Polaire shines like none other as a wine that reflects the terroir of Japan. The flavor that comes from our four wineries and the unique character of each of our products shall become a roadmap for the future of Japanese wine.
Here, Japanese wine is refined through
the harmony of grape growers and winemakers
Grande Polaire seeks to speak to the terroir of each of our wineries. In order to bring out the unique character of our products, our grape growers and winemakers work hand-in-hand, sharing their knowledge with each other. From this, our treasured wine is created.
Wine that adheres to a Japanese sense of aesthetics
brightens the time we share with others
Our wine seeks to excite the senses while also being nourishing and satisfying. The pleasant time with Grand Polaire shall bring a deeper connection between people and the food we eat, as well as between the people with whom we share it.